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Medical Aesthetic Business and Legal Webinars

AmSpa's webinars dive into the nitty-gritty details of running and managing a profitable and legally compliant medical spa or aesthetic practice.

Webinar Pricing
Live Webinar Access
Each webinar is broadcast live by an industry expert giving live attendees the opportunity to ask questions in real time.

Non-members: $60
AmSpa Basic members: Free!
AmSpa Plus members: Free!

Recorded Webinar Access:
Each webinar is recorded and posted to the AmSpa Webinar Library a few days after the broadcast.

Non-members: $60
AmSpa Basic members: $30
AmSpa Plus members: Free!

Disclaimer: The information and answers contained in these frequently asked questions provide a general guide to certain laws that apply to "medical spas." The information is for general reference only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as medical spa legalities and regulations change very frequently. This information is not intended to provide legal advice, and it should not be relied upon as legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

You should not act upon this information without seeking knowledgeable legal counsel that takes the laws of your jurisdiction into account. All uses of the content of this site, other than personal uses, are prohibited.

See the Schedule of Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, July 11
1–2pm, Central Time

Brad Adatto, JD,
Partner, ByrdAdatto

Microneedling: Trends, Science, and Economics
Wednesday, July 18
1–2pm, Central Time

Cytokines. Treatment profitability projections. The Live With Kelly and Ryan morning show.

Sometimes even a simple treatment like microneedling can become overcomplex. Since consumer interest in the procedure is at an all-time high, everyone in aesthetics business – from owners to aestheticians to office managers – should stay up to date.

In this timely and practical webinar, Thomas Hitchcock, Ph.D.; and Michael McKenna of Bellus Medical will take you step by step through what you need to know about microneedling today:

  • Why and How Microneedling Works
  • Why Post-Procedure Protocol Matters
  • Why You Can’t Afford Not to Provide Microneedling

Thomas Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Michael McKenna

See Library of Recorded Webinars

Texas Med Spa Law: An Overview
Recorded Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Recording available soon!

Brad Adatto, JD
AmSpa/Partner, ByrdAdatto

Who Can Do What? Basics of Supervision and Delegation in a Med Spa
Recorded Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Michael Byrd, JD,
Partner, ByrdAdatto

Patient Charting: What Are the Record Keeping Requirements for Med Spas
Recorded Wednesday, May 30

Topics include:
  • The primary reasons for patient charting;
  • The information contained within a patient chart;
  • The risks of improper charting; and
  • A highlight of the ancillary issues with patient charting.

Jay D. Reyero, JD,
Partner, ByrdAdatto

Protect Your Brand: The Basics of Trademarks
Recorded Wednesday, May 16

Michael S. Byrd, partner at the law firm of ByrdAdatto, and Bala Mohan, associate and licensed patent attorney at ByrdAdatto, cover the necessity of trademarks in the medical spa industry and the process of trademarking and protecting your brand.

Michael Byrd, JD,
Partner, ByrdAdatto

Bala Mohan, JD,
Associate, ByrdAdatto

Is Your Employee Handbook Effective?
Recorded Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Renee Coover, associate with the law firm ByrdAdatto, runs through the Dos and Don'ts of employee handbooks in a medical aesthetic practice.

Renee Coover, JD, Associate,

Want to Open a Med Spa, But Not a Physician? The Answer Is M-S-O.
Recorded Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The medical aesthetic industry is seeing a large increase in non-physicians owning medical spas. Certain states follow the corporate practice of medicine doctrine that prohibits a non-physician, general business corporation or LLC from owning medical spas. Even with this restriction on ownership, legal expert, Alex R. Thiersch, JD, will discuss the applicable exceptions to this rule and how to properly structure the relationship.

Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director,
American Med Spa Association

#METOO: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and How to Protect Against It
Recorded Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The rise of the #MeToo Movement in late 2017 has brought about a national conversation over sexual assault and harassment. Women and men from all industries have been revealing tragic stories of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, and it has become far more prevalent than previously acknowledged. During this webinar we will address the ins and outs of sexual harassment and provide employers of all sizes, in all industries, best practices to prevent workplace harassment and in turn insure themselves against very costly litigation.

Renee Coover, JD, Associate,

Medical Aesthetic Tax Tips for 2018 From a CPA
Recorded Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Recent updates to U.S. tax laws included many changes affecting small businesses. Find out what that means for medical aesthetic practices.

David Thibault, CPA, MST, Managing Partner,
Brown CPA Group

Should My Providers Be Employees or Independent Contractors
Recorded January 24, 2018

Many medical spas and aesthetic practices struggle with the independent contractor v employee distinction when looking to bring on additional staff. There are often significant cost and tax savings categorizing workers as independent contractors, but the IRS has been focusing on businesses that miscategorize or abuse his distinction, often with hefty fines and other consequences.

Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director
American Med Spa Association

What Does Full Practice Authority Mean for Illinois Nurse Practitioners?
Recorded November 15, 2017

AmSpa Founder/Director Alex Thiersch, JD hosts this live webinar to go over the new provisions in the law and how they might impact APRNs, medical spas, and other non-invasive medical aesthetic practices in Illinois.

Alex R. Thiersch, JD, Founder/Director
American Med Spa Association

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